Pyrus communis 'Kieffer'
- Common Name(s):
- Kieffer pear
- Edible Plants, Trees
Kieffer pear is a heavy bearing tree and can tolerate both drought and flooding. It is resistant to Fire Blight. At least two cultivars are recommended for adequate pollination. The mature size of the tree depends on the version you choose, the standard one of dwarf one.
- 20 ft. or 12-15 ft.
- The white flowers blooms late in the season.
- Full sun. Slightly acidic, deep, heavy and moist well-drained soil. Quite sensitive to salt but will tolerate both drought and flooding.
- Oval or rounded shape
- It produces large-sized, golden-yellow with some crimson blush fruit. The white flesh is crisp and coarse. It is good for preserves, canning or baking. Ripens from mid-September to mid-October.
- 20 ft. or 10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- The glossy, simple leaves feature fine teeth on the margin and provide golden bronze fall color.
NCCES plant id: 2982